Greeneville, Tennessee Population 2024

15,864

Greeneville is a city located in Cocke County, Greene County, and Hawkins County Tennessee. Greeneville has a 2024 population of 15,864. It is also the county seat of Greene County. Greeneville is currently growing at a rate of 0.56% annually and its population has increased by 2.27% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 15,512 in 2020.

The average household income in Greeneville is $66,910 with a poverty rate of 16.98%. The median age in Greeneville is 41.9 years: 38.4 years for males, and 45.2 years for females.

Greeneville Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Greeneville was:

  • White: 88.24%
  • Two or more races: 6.5%
  • Black or African American: 2.9%
  • Other race: 1.1%
  • Native American: 0.67%
  • Asian: 0.41%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.17%
Land Area (mi²)
17.0 sq mi
Density (mi²)
933.40/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
2.27% (352)
The current population of Greeneville, Tennessee is 15,864 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 15,512.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White13,64088.24%
Two or more races1,0056.5%
Black or African American4492.9%
Other race1701.1%
Native American1030.67%
Asian640.41%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander270.17%

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Greeneville Population by Race

Greeneville Population Pyramid 2024

Greeneville Median Age

41.9

Total

38.4

Male

45.2

Female

Greeneville Adults

There are 12,208 adults, (3,258 of whom are seniors) in Greeneville.

Greeneville Age Dependency

72.7

Age Dependency Ratio

36.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Greeneville Sex Ratio

Female8,06452.17%
Male7,39447.83%

Greeneville Population by Age

Greeneville Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All6,0762.459.540.5
Non Family2,5731.1250.649.4
Married2,1903.3781.718.3
Female1,0203.1642.157.9
Male2933.7731.768.3

3.16

Average Family Size

2.4

Average Household Size

59.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Greeneville Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade8417.64%
Associates Degree5354.86%
Bachelors Degree1,69715.41%
Graduate Degree8527.74%
High School Graduate4,36039.59%
Less Than 9th Grade5204.72%
Some College2,20920.06%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Greeneville Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Greeneville Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White9,8448,6142,378
Hispanic43935323
2+ Races42840630
Black390359141
Other Race71710
Native American68680
Islander27270
Asian1000

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 36.15%.

Greeneville Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$53,058$64,464$39,792
Graduate Degree$68,516$64,519$103,182
High School Graduate$30,954$29,919$31,313
Less Than 9th Grade$28,421$0$0
Overall$37,127$36,918$37,762
Some College$40,580$44,109$37,521

$37,127

Average Earnings

$36,918

Average Male

$37,762

Average Female

Greeneville Earnings by Educational Attainment

Greeneville Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Greeneville Language

96.22% of Greeneville residents speak only English, while 3.78% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.04% of the population.

Greeneville Language

Greeneville Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White12,6042,14817.04%
Hispanic76115620.5%
Black40815537.99%
Multiple95810611.06%
Native1032827.18%

16.98%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.44%

Male Poverty Rate

17.47%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Greeneville

The race most likely to be in poverty in Greeneville is Black, with 37.99% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Greeneville is Multiple, with 11.06% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.63%. Among those working part-time, it was 29.32%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.48%.

Greeneville Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade27.79%
High School21.87%
Some College13.34%
Bachelors or Greater5.1%

Greeneville Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed39.18%
Female Unemployed19.58%
Female Employed9.21%
Male Employed7.88%

Greeneville Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Greeneville Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$61,673$88,988
Households$46,473$66,910
Married Families$85,893$-999,999,999
Non Families$23,780$33,844

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Greeneville Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

37.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

40.6%

Male Marriage Rate

35.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Greeneville Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Greeneville Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Greeneville Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Greeneville Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

856

Number of Veterans

783

Male Veterans

73

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam326
First Gulf War202
Second Gulf War70
Korea24
World War II0

Greeneville Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 74295
55 to 64184
75+157
35 to 54150
18 to 3470

Greeneville Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White7757.01%
Black5213.33%
Native American2130.88%
2+ Races81.4%

Greeneville Veterans by Race

Greeneville Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

13.37%

Veteran Poverty Rate

51.29%

Veteran Disability Rate

Greeneville Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

51.6%

Labor Force Participation

46.7%

Employment Rate

9.2%

Unemployment Rate

Greeneville Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Greeneville Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Greeneville Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

67.29%

Born in Greeneville

97.61%

Native Born

2.39%

Foreign Born

1.49%

Non Citizen

0.91%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.61% of Greeneville residents were born in the United States, with 67.29% having been born in Tennessee. 1.49% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Greeneville Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202916,304880.54%
202816,216880.55%
202716,128880.55%
202616,040880.55%
202515,952880.55%
202415,864880.56%
202315,7762331.5%
202215,5431050.68%
202115,438-74-0.48%
202015,5126074.07%
201914,905-104-0.69%
201815,009460.31%
201714,963430.29%
201614,920-95-0.63%
201515,015490.33%
201414,966450.3%
201314,921-113-0.75%
201215,034-127-0.84%
201115,1611230.82%
201015,03800%
200015,1981,66612.31%
199013,532-565-4.01%
198014,0973752.73%
197013,7221,96316.69%
196011,7593,03834.84%
19508,7211,93728.55%
19406,7841,24022.37%
19305,5441,76946.86%
19203,7751,975109.72%
19001,800-14,504-88.96%
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Greeneville Population by Year